Breeding Physiology

A Study of Genetic Diversity in a Rare U. S. Pig Breed—The Mulefoot Pig

Authors
  • Paul Kapke (Iowa State University)
  • Hans Peter Jorgensen (Institute for Agricultural Biodiversity)
  • Max F. Rothschild (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The genetic relatedness of a foundation herd of Mulefoot pigs was determined using highly informative anonymous genetic markers. Using this information, breeding strategies can be developed to preserve the gene pool of this endangered pig breed.

Keywords: ASL R1375

How to Cite:

Kapke, P., Jorgensen, H. P. & Rothschild, M. F., (1997) “A Study of Genetic Diversity in a Rare U. S. Pig Breed—The Mulefoot Pig”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1997
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